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Whitening Teeth With Olive Oil
Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more
Can you kill germs, remineralize & whiten teeth safely with a mixture of baking soda, calcium powder (crushed calcium pills) and coconut oil?
Not recommended: Stick to major brands of toothpaste that have already been engineered to give you the best results, safely. Home concoctions may be too abraisive, and frankly will have no affect on the whitening. If you want whiter teeth, please see your dentist to discuss your candidacy and options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can clean them: If your teeth are discolored primarily because of extrinsic stain, like coffee, tea, or smoking, baking soda is an effective dentifrice and will make them look whiter. If the teeth are intrinsically dark or yellow, cleaning won't change that but tooth bleaching may be helpful. For most people it is a combination of both issues so cleaning and bleaching together can often be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can be mixed with both of these things. But what are you using it to treat, as the mixtures are different. ...Read more
No: Get something that's evidence based along with whatever herbal remedy you've decided to spend your money on. Benzoyl peroxide first. Failing this, get with your physician. We can manage all acne today. You deserve the benefits of 21st century science rather than folk medicine, no matter how glitzy and "natural is better" the ads are. ...Read more
I have read online about a great skin lotion made with olive oil almond oil rose water beeswax and onion juice first olive oil almond oil onion juice and beeswax is heated until beeswax melts and the rose water is added when it cools down I wanted to ask
Get otc: I would get cerave or cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read more
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
Can you mix cream of tartar with arm & hammer toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide for tooth whitening and is it harmful to teeth?
Yes, depends and why: Yes you can mix and use it. Whether or not it is harmful depends upon concentrations and frequency of use. I just question why someone would do that? It's a lot of time and energy for minimal effect, if any! there are much better methods out there that really work, are safe and are relatively economical. See your own dentist for specific advice after an exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does swishing coconut oil in your mouth daily have any benefits. I heard it whitens your teeth and removes toxins. Is same true of olive oil?
Too Exotic: Don't try to be so exotic. Some of these things sound really good but are not any better than the true basics of: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side. 5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otc teeth whitening gels are painful. Can I brush my sensitive teeth with just straight baking soda and hydrogen peroxide?
Need guidance: You need professional guidance. First must determine reason for sensitivity and have addressed. Then follow your dentist's tooth whitening recommendations. Otc products are less effective than in-office guided therapies, and in the long run about the same cost. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends.: The whitening gels come in various strengths. The higher the concentration or strength, the quicker and more emphatic the lightening can be achieved. However, teeth will become very sensitive with certain intensities of the gels. Each person is different; some can tolerate the higher percentages, others can not. The good thing: even the smallest concentration of whitening gel will work over time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Olive oil cooking: I commend you for your desire to have Good health. Olive oil has been used in Mediterranean Diet for centuries; it is also available in organic form. Olive oil contains 14% of saturated fat and 73% of Monosaturated fat and is considered the healthiest of all oils for cooking. ...Read more
Olive oil: is by far the better oil for any use. Vegetable oils can contain a mix of oils and get solid at room temp. One has to read the label carefully to understand way we are actually consuming w/vegetable oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does olive oil extra virgin and pure coconut oil penetrate hair shaft? Are these oils even worth it to condition & strengthen hair/scalp?
Perhaps: Oils do indeed penetrate the skin. Many things penetrate the skin. Indeed, some say that you should not put anything on your skin you are not willing to eat or drink, including your makeup n rubbing alcoh. I do not know about conditioning and strengthening hair, but these oils will penetrate any skin, and coconut oil is good for you--even as a lotion for your skin. wwwlblatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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